Stuart M. Brightman has served as president of CSI Compressco GP since August 6, 2017, as chairman of the board of our general partner since May 6, 2014, and as a director of our general partner since October 31, 2008. Mr. Brightman has served as TETRA Technologies’ president and chief executive officer since May 2009, at which time Mr. Brightman also was elected as a member of TETRA’s board of directors. Mr. Brightman also serves as a director of C&J Energy Services, Inc., successor to C&J Energy Services Ltd. since January 2017. He served as TETRA’s executive vice president and chief operating officer from April 2005 through May 2009. From April 2004 to April 2005, Mr. Brightman was self-employed. Mr. Brightman served as president of the Dresser Flow Control division of Dresser, Inc. from April 2002 until April 2004. Dresser Flow Control ̶ which manufactures and sells valves, actuators and other equipment, and provides related technology and services for the oil and gas industry ̶ had revenues in excess of $400 million in 2004. From November 1998 to April 2002, Mr. Brightman was president of the Americas Operation of the Dresser Valve Division of Dresser, Inc. He served in other capacities during the earlier portion of his career with Dresser, from 1993 to 1998. From 1982 to 1993, Mr. Brightman served in several financial and operational positions with Cameron Iron Works and its successor, Cooper Oil Tools. Mr. Brightman received his B.S. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA degree from the Wharton School of Business.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Serrano has served as TETRA’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since August 2012. Mr. Serrano served as chief financial officer of UniversalPegasus International, a global project management, engineering and construction management company, from October 2009 through July 2012. Following his resignation from Paradigm BV in February 2009 and until his acceptance of the position with UniversalPegasus International in October 2009, Mr. Serrano was retired. From February 2006 through February 2009, Mr. Serrano served as chief financial officer and executive vice president of Paradigm BV (formerly, Paradigm Geophysical Ltd.), a provider of enterprise software solutions to the oil and gas industry. From October 1999 through February 2006, Mr. Serrano served as chief financial officer of EGL, Inc., a publicly-traded transportation and logistics company subject to the reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. From 1982 through October 1999, Mr. Serrano was employed in various capacities by Schlumberger Ltd., including as vice president and general manager of the western hemisphere operations of Schlumberger’s Geco-Prakla seismic division (from 1997 to 1999), as group controller for the global operations of the Geco-Prakla seismic division (from 1996 to 1997), and from 1992 to 1996, as controller of various geographical units of the Geco-Prakla seismic division. Mr. Serrano presently serves as a director, and on the audit and corporate governance and nominating committees of the board of directors, of Tesco Corporation, a public company subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act. Mr. Serrano received his B.B.A. degree in accounting and finance from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1979. Mr. Serrano became a certified public accountant in the State of Texas in 1986 and continued as a certified public accountant until March 2002, at which time his license became inactive.
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Ronald J. Foster has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of our general partner since July 2014, and as a director of our general partner since October 2008. Mr. Foster served as President of our general partner from October 2008 until July 2014, and as President and a director of our Compressco, Inc. subsidiary from October 2008 until October 2012. From August 2002 to September 2008, Mr. Foster served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Compressco, Inc. Mr. Foster has over 30 years of energy-related work experience that also includes positions with Wood Group, Halliburton and Dresser. He is an active member of several regional industry trade organizations, including the American Petroleum Institute (API), the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (OIPA). Mr. Foster received his B.S. degree in Economics from Oklahoma State University.
Vice President of Operations
C. Brad Benge has served as Vice President of Operations of our general partner since August 2014. Mr. Benge served as vice president of compression services of CSI from September 2010 through August 2014. From September 2009 to September 2010, Mr. Benge served as vice president of Eastern region compression services of CSI. Mr. Benge joined CSI in February 2008 and served as project manager until September 2009. From 1984 to 2007, Mr. Benge served in multiple roles at Exterran including; vice president of operations, multiple mergers and acquisitions positions and various supervisory positions. Mr. Benge began his career in 1979 as a natural gas compressor and engine mechanic for Halliburton in Central Texas. Mr. Benge has more than 35 years of industry experience, and he attended Tarleton State University.
Vice President of Fleet Management
Levent Caglar has served as Vice President of Fleet Management of our general partner since August 2015. Mr. Caglar joined CSI Compressco in 2001 as an International Application Engineer at Compressor Systems, Inc., and served in a variety of roles including Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt, Asset Manager, and Director of Rental Fleet Management Services. Most recently he served as the company’s Director of Asset Management. Mr. Caglar holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Galatasaray University, Istanbul, Turkey and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Dallas. He is also an active member in the Gas Compressor Association, participating extensively in the statistical and environmental committees.
Vice President of Engineered Products Sales & International Operations
Mike Luna has served as Vice President of Engineered Products Sales & International Operations of our general partner since August 2014. Mr. Luna served as general manager of engineered products sales & international operations of Compressor Systems, Inc. from October 2010 through August 2014. From December 2004 to February 2009, Mr. Luna served as senior manager of Latin America for Exterran. Mr. Luna began his career at Schlumberger in 1999, as a marketing manager and held various leadership roles with increasing responsibility. Mr. Luna holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Gas Engineering from Texas A&M University.
Vice President of Manufacturing
Anthony D. Speer has served as Vice President of Manufacturing of our general partner since August 2014. Mr. Speer served as vice president of manufacturing and supply chain of CSI from January 2014 through August 2014. After joining CSI in April 2006, Mr. Speer progressed through various roles including; director-manufacturing, director-engineering and manufacturing and vice president of engineering and manufacturing. From 1991 to 2006, Mr. Speer worked for Halliburton. He served for three years as a manufacturing engineer for Halliburton and was nominated to participate in the Halliburton Management Program. After graduating from this program in 1996, he served in various leadership roles within Halliburton’s manufacturing organization. He began as a shop supervisor and eventually served as a plant manager. Mr. Speer holds a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University and currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the Gas Compressor Association.